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# The moment of inertia of a body is independent of:

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Hint:In physics, moment of inertia of a body is a physical quantity which shows the tendency to oppose the angular acceleration of the body and mathematically it’s calculated as product of mass of the body and square of distance from the axis of rotation.

So, mathematically the moment of inertia of a body of mass $m$ and distance from the axis of rotation $r$ is given as $I = m{r^2}$.Moment of inertia is a scalar quantity. Since the body is rotating, one may think the moment of inertia should be written in the form of angular velocity of the body but the moment of inertia is independent of the angular velocity.